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By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Animated take on classic tale is full of positivity.

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age 7+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+

Foul language

I thought it was cute until I heard Heidi’s grandfather say “I’ll be damned” over and over like three times in the course of the show. Next thing I know I hear a character call someone else stupid and then a third character says, “Damnit.” Why is that language appropriate for a kids show? I was so upset my 4 year old heard this and then tried out the language. I’m not happy.

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 13+

End of season 1 is inappropriate

In the last few episodes, a mother reveals to her child that she has been lying to him about who his father is because the child was actually the result of an affair she had with married man who later went back to his wife. I was shocked that all this was explained so clearly to young children because it was not needed and totally age inappropriate.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (7):
Kids say: Not yet rated

It's a familiar tale by now, and this new version hits all the expected beats -- but the idyllic, colorfully-animated landscapes and big-eyed look of the characters have a lot of warmth and charm. Heidi deals with some potentially heavy topics like homesickness, bullying, and even death, but does so in a way that doesn't feel too harsh or adult; the fact that the show is broken up into smaller chunks also means kids have time to process these feelings and pace themselves between episodes. Its overall tone, though, is whimsical and happy, and Heidi's ability to look for the good in every situation is a great one for families to talk about post-viewing.

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